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Oregon Age-Adjusted Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors by County

Selected Topics by County 2002-2005

Age-adjusted Prevalence of Selected Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors Among Adults by County, Oregon 2002-2005

Tables were created using combined BRFSS survey results from 2002 through 2005. Two numbers are provided for each condition or disease: an unadjusted rate and an age-adjusted rate. Unadjusted rates, provided in separate tables, give a description of the absolute burden of a disease or risk factor for an individual county. Age-adjusted rates supplied in this table allow you to compare rates for a county to the State's rate. They adjust for differences that could result from a county’s population being, on average, older or younger than the State's. When comparing counties with Oregon or with each other, use these age-adjusted rates.

Data are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census Population.

County % of adults who currently smoke cigarettes
OREGON 20.4%
Baker 23.0%
Benton 13.0%**
Clackamas 17.9%**
Clatsop 25.5%
Columbia 25.9%**
Coos 27.0%**
Crook 25.8%
Curry 26.3%
Deschutes 17.7%
Douglas 26.6%**
Grant 13.9%
Harney 28.6%
Hood River 13.7%
Jackson 24.5%**
Jefferson 18.8%
Josephine 28.1%
Klamath 23.7%
Lake 22.4%
Lane 20.8%
Lincoln 30.0%**
Linn 24.7%**
Malheur 14.9%
Marion 20.6%
Morrow 20.5%
Multnomah 21.2%
Polk 17.9%
Tillamook 24.2%
Umatilla 26.2%**
Union 19.9%
Wallowa 9.7%
Washington 14.7%**
Yamhill 20.1%
Gilliam/Wheeler 18.8%†
Sherman/Wasco 21.8%
Rate based on less than 50 respondents overall or fewer than 12 persons in one age group; may not accurately reflect behavior of entire county and results should be interpreted with caution. Estimates based on 10 or fewer respondents are not reported.
** Statistically significant difference compared to Oregon.
Three age groups were used for age adjusting: 18-34yrs., 35-54yrs, and 55+yrs.
Sources: BRFSS 2002-2005